Conferences & Events


  • WEFTEC - September 30 - October 4, 2023

    McCormick Place
    Chicago, IL

    There is no better place than WEFTEC to meet water professionals from around the world and experience first-hand the best in water quality education, leading experts, the latest technology and trends, and proven solutions.

    The Water Research Foundation at WEFTEC


    • Visit the Water Research Foundation in the North Building of the Exhibit Hall at Booth #8733


    • W17 Energy Project Savings: Did it Turn Out Like You Thought?
      Sunday, October 1
      Available to our Subscribers at No Charge with promocode WRF17

      This workshop will present common issues with estimating projected savings and measuring actual energy savings using research conducted under a recent Water Research Foundation (WRF) project (WRF 5091). The WRF project compared forecasted versus actual energy savings of 30 water/wastewater energy projects and developed a standardized evaluation spreadsheet, which will be used by workshop participants in sample project evaluations to (1) document pre-project economic feasibility and (2) evaluate the project through postconstruction measurement and verification of energy performance.

    • WRF Research Being Presented on Monday
    • WRF Research Being Presented on Tuesday
    • WRF Research Being Presented on Wednesday
  • World Water-Tech North America - October 25-26

    Now in its 11th year, the World Water-Tech North America Summit returns to Los Angeles in 2023 to accelerate innovation, investment, and collaboration in the North American water ecosystem. Held on October 25-26, the summit will provide water leaders with a platform for high-level discussion, networking, and deal making.

    The world's water resources are under pressure due to decades of overuse, growing populations, and feast-or-famine precipitation patterns. North America’s water industry is uniquely positioned to lead the world in facing these issues head-on, by building solutions around efficiency, resilience, and conservation.

    Hosted in California – home to some of the most innovative utilities as well as the highest concentration of start-ups in the world – World Water-Tech North America assembles municipal and industrial leaders, regulators, engineering firms, tech pioneers, and investors to collaborate towards creating smarter, more agile water systems.

    An expert speaking faculty featuring water utility executives and the industry’s leading innovators will tackle the critical issues of 2023 and beyond:
    Decarbonizing Water: Building Planet-Friendly Water Systems
    One Water: Optimizing Resources through Cross-Sector Collaboration
    Circular Systems: Implementing Reuse and Recovery to Reduce Supply Strain
    Financing: Creating an Irresistible Value Proposition for Water Innovation
    Digitized Water: Future-Proofing Utilities with Data-Driven Solutions
    Water Quality: Monitoring and Eliminating Contaminants at Every Step
    Asset Management: Preventing, Detecting, and Repairing Loss Points
    Drought and Flood Management: Levelling Out the Precipitation Highs and Lows
    Agricultural Water: Feeding the World Without Leaving It Dry

    Join us in October for plenary discussions, start-up showcases, fireside chats and 1-to-1 networking. Whether joining in person or virtually, networking is made easy via our online platform where all delegates will be able to meet and collaborate to forge partnerships and develop ideas critical to move the water industry forward.

    WRF Subscribers receive 10% off the in-person early bird and full registration prices. Use code WATERRESEARCH10 when registering.

    Hybrid Summit Pass (In-Person and Virtual Access)
    Early Bird Price: $1,295 + VAT (expires September 7)
    Full Price: $1,695 + VAT

    Virtual-Only Pass
    Early Bird Price: $395 + VAT (expires September 7)
    Full Price: $495 + VAT

  • Water Quality Technology Conference - November 5-9, 2023

    Featuring a workshop on attributes of successful utility research programs, plus poster sessions presenting new findings from dozens of research projects.

    Don’t miss technical sessions discussing the latest developments in UV, lead and copper, microplastics, PFAS, and many other essential monitoring and treatment topics.

    …and so much more!


  • North American Water Loss Conference - December 5-7, 2023

    December 5-7, 2023
    Colorado Convention Center
    Denver, CO

    Water is the world’s most vital resource. There is no replacement.

    The North American Water Loss Conference & Exposition will offer attendees approaches to reduce non-revenue water, regulatory developments, and a platform to share processes, methods and techniques with peers



  • WateReuse Symposium - March 11-14, 2024

    The 39th Annual WateReuse Symposium is a celebration of a unique moment for water reuse. New funding, new collaborations, and new regulatory frameworks are elevating opportunities for reuse projects nationwide. As water reuse practitioners, we have reached this summit together. Together we can remove barriers and empower safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities and businesses with water reuse.

    The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference on water recycling — attracting water professionals and water reuse practitioners globally for knowledge-sharing, networking, and collaboration. The event is planned in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation and includes engaging sessions on the latest water reuse research. This year, the Symposium will convene in Colorado: the first state to adopt comprehensive direct potable reuse regulations. Join us for tours of cutting-edge Colorado facilities, exciting downtown Denver networking, and presentations on topics from East to West – from regional mega-projects to building-scale and small community reuse solutions.  


    • Early Bird: October 11-December 13, 2023
    • Advance: December 13, 2023 – March 1, 2024
  • ACE24 - June 10 - 13, 2024

    Don’t miss ACE24: June 10-13, 2024, in Anaheim, California. Join professionals from across the global water community at the 2024 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Water Works Association. Featuring hundreds of professional sessions, workshops, tours, networking events, a lively Exhibit Hall, inspiring keynotes, and more. Share knowledge, gain insights, and find solutions. From the latest regulatory developments to advanced technologies and strategies, ACE24 will prepare you to meet the future of water. Together, we will transform our water’s future! Registration opens December, 2023.


  • Water Quality Technology Conference - November 17-21, 2024

    The premier conference for water quality professionals around the world!

    This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information.


  • WaterSmart Innovations Conference - September 24-26, 2024

    Water utilities and systems are increasingly challenged by water scarcity, climate variability, evolving guidance and regulations, conservation needs, and much more. 

    • New technologies 
    • New strategies and programs 
    • New and exciting ways to engage customers and, 
    • New water resources management strategies

    At WSI, professional sessions will cover everything from advancing the adoption of efficient products, to expanding the use of AMI, to alternate water supplies, to stakeholder engagement and much more.  

    The exhibit hall will feature pioneering creators of advanced water products, services, and strategies.

    NEW! in 2024.  AWWA is excited to announce that the Sustainable Water Management conference is now part of WaterSmart Innovations and will be held September 24-26, 2024, Las Vegas NV.  Attendees will experience expanded content, and expansive exhibit hall, and a broad range of networking opportunities.  The call for abstracts will open late October 2023. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas in 2024!